30 Aug 2021
Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared to join real American Indians on Saturday when she partied without a mask in defiance of New Mexico’s mask mandate at Home Secretary Deb Haaland’s wedding.
Photos obtained and released by the Washington Free Beacon show Warren with the First Native American Cabinet Secretary at a tribal complex in a state where Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has reimposed indoor mask requirements regardless of status vaccination.
– Tristan Justice (@JusticeTristan) August 30, 2021
“The reimplemented mask requirement applies to all persons aged 2 and over in all indoor public places – except when eating or drinking,” the Grisham office wrote in an Aug. 17 press release. with the policy expiration date set for September 15th.
A spokesperson for the Home Office wrote in an emailed statement to The Federalist “guests must be vaccinated and wear masks,” to be “in accordance with CDC guidelines and New Brunswick public health orders. -Mexico”.
But Saturday’s no-mask celebrations, illustrated by photos from the Free Beacon, mark the latest episode of Democrats bypassing restrictive COVID protocols imposed by their own statist politicians in liberal enclaves across the country.
Governor Grisham herself became the face of lockdown hypocrisy when local KRQE News 13 reports at the start of the pandemic exposed her by opening a jewelry store to buy expensive jewelry for herself, having already closed the store.
“We are going through a very difficult financial time as a state,” Grisham said a month before her purchase, when she urged residents to stay home and shut down their businesses. “This reflects the incredible personal sacrifices that occur every day because people have a limited ability to work, telecommute and many people have in fact lost their jobs.”
Haaland, 60, married longtime partner Skip Sayre over the weekend in a wedding the Associated Press wrote “incorporated elements honoring his Native American ancestry.” Sayre is an executive with Laguna Development Corp., which manages the gaming and hospitality services for the Laguna Pueblo tribe to which Haaland belongs.
Warren has claimed for decades that she is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Ahead of a DNA test in the run-up to her presidential failure, Warren cited her grandfather’s “high cheekbones” as proof of her ancestry she claimed when teaching law at Harvard. She was even presented by the university as evidence of expanding faculty diversity, and the student newspaper called Warren “the first minority woman to hold office,” according to the Boston Herald in 2012. A 1984 Indian cookbook titled “Pow Wow Chow” also included allegedly “Cherokee” recipes provided by Warren.
Warren apologized for pushing the false identity after the published results of her 2018 DNA test failed to prove that she was a true descendant of American Indians, let alone a member of the Cherokee nation. The test simply showed “strong evidence” of ancestry six to ten generations ago, putting Warren’s lineage between 1/65 and 1/1024 American Indian.
In August last year, the Democratic Party included Warren on an American Indian panel at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).